DENVER – After finishing the season with a perfect record, including a 5-0 mark in the conference, Utah will be the top seed heading into the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference (RMLC) Division I Tournament this weekend at Utah Valley University.
The Utes (13-0, 5-0) will square off against fourth-seeded Colorado State (4-9, 2-3) on Friday at 4 p.m.
The two teams met on April 12 in Fort Collins with Utah needing overtime to subdue the Rams, 12-11. It was the closest game of the season for the Utes, with the next closest being a five-goal win against Colorado.
In the nightcap, No. 2 seed Brigham Young (14-2, 4-1) tangles with No. 3 seed Colorado (10-3, 3-2) at 7 p.m. This is a rematch of an April 12 affair that saw Tanner Johnson score five goals in a 14-12 Cougar win.
The winner of Saturday’s championship game will earn an automatic qualifying berth to the 2018 MCLA National Championships powered by Under Armour, which will be held in Salt Lake City from May 7-12.
“The RMLC Division I Tournament is special because the winner is always among the favorites to win a national championship,” said RMLC director John Robinette. “Everyone in the MCLA will be watching our tournament very closely.”
Admission to the RMLC Division I Tournament will be $8 for all day Friday and $10 for all day Saturday. Student and group discounts are available and food trucks will be present at the event.
Prodigy Media and Lacrosse Talk Radio will cover the game for those fans who can't make the event.
2018 RMLC Division I Tournament
Semifinals – Orem, Utah – April 27
No. 4 Colorado State vs. No. 1 Utah, 4 p.m.
No. 3 Colorado vs. No. 2 Brigham Young, 7 p.m.
Finals – Orem, Utah – April 28
Semifinal winners, 4 p.m.